Weaver, Sally M.. Medicine and politics among the Grand River Iroquois: a study of the non-conservatives

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Medicine and politics among the Grand River Iroquois: a study of the non-conservatives

Published By: Original publisher Ottawa, Ont.: National Museums of Canada, National Museum of Man. 1972. [xiv], 182 p. [double-column] ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Sally M. Weaver

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1996. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Iroquois (NM09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Acculturation and culture contact (177); Status, role, and prestige (554); Hospitals and clinics (743); Preventive medicine (751); Medical care (758); Medical personnel (759);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a study of medical acculturation among the 3,000 non-conservative Christian Iroquois living on the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario, Canada. Weaver attempts to determine the nature and extent of the non-conservative reliance on Western medical technology at both the family and community levels. Since the Six Nations Iroquois have been subject to the acculturative effects of White society for some time, it was expected that their medical beliefs and behavior would also reflect this acculturation. In large part this was found to be true, as documented in this work. Even though certain administrative policies of the Canadian government were extremely unpopular with non-conservatives during the 1950-1966 period, and evoked strong anti-government reactions, they nevertheless continued to make full use of all government established medical services during that period of crisis. Other topics discussed in this document are the non-conservative's knowledge of traditional herbal remedies, status differences in medical beliefs and practices, and the conflict situation that arose between 'elites' and the band Council when the former group attempted to alter community health standards (p. ix).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 66

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. nm09-066

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Originally published as the author's Ph.D. thesis, University of Toronto, 1967.|Summary in French Includes bibliographical references (p. 180-182)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1963-1965 (p. xi-xii)

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1994

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1950-1966

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Six Nations Reserve, Ontario, Canada

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Iroquois Indians


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